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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...
N.J. man arrested in scam on Orthodox
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A New Jersey man was arrested for allegedly running a $200 million real estate scam that fed on the Orthodox community. Police had been investigating Eliyahu Weinstein of Lakewood, N.J....
'Holy Rollers' next film in Jewcy Series
by Release
Aug 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewcy Series, a program of JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum, will next screen the movie “Holy Rollers,” a selection of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Saturday, Aug. 28, 9 p.m., at Sout...
Quick read is perfect chance to laugh at ourselves
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In the land where aging generations of Jews call home, a new book of the Torah was found, nearly forgotten for years. With its unearthing, we Jews have finally regained the knowledge held within it...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Career Development Center of Jewish Family & Children’s Service will provide more than 15 workshops for free this month to job seekers and those looking to explore their career options. Some of...
Kagan sworn in as Supreme Court justice
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Elana Kagan was sworn in as the 112th U.S. Supreme Court justice. Kagan became the third Jewish justice on the current court, and the fourth woman ever to serve, when she was sworn in Saturday by C...
‘House Divided’ a gripping read with acute attention to detail
by Erik Rosen
Aug 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jonathan Geller is called back to Israel for the funeral of his younger brother Danny, he is forced to confront his own past while trying to unravel the mystery of Danny’s death. “A House Divi...
Chasidic man shot in Brooklyn
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Hispanic gunmen allegedly shot a Chasidic man in the stomach in Brooklyn. Burech Halberstam, 25, a Satmar, lay on a residential street bleeding after two men reportedly got out of a white car and s...
Montreal teen charged with murdering sister
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- A Montreal teenager pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his 14-year-old sister. Maor Attar, 18, a graduate of Montreal's Hebrew Academy, an...
How will The Giving Pledge affect Jewish causes?
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The philanthropic world got a happy jolt when 40 members of the world's wealthy elite -- including 13 Jews -- announced that they would give away more than half their money before they ...